Saturday, December 22, 2007

The Association of Governmental Risk Pools


The Association of Governmental Risk Pools (AGRiP) was organized in late 1998 as a membership organization for public entity risk and benefits pools in North America. It is a successor to the Pooling Section that operated for nearly 20 years under the auspices of the Public Risk Management Association.

The AGRiP Sourcebook lists more than 420 public entity pools that are eligible for membership in the association. These pools provide a wide range of property, casualty, workers’ compensation and employee benefits programs for their members.

Pools encompass the full spectrum of public entity organizations including state agencies, higher education, public or common education, all forms of local governments (cities, towns, townships, boroughs, counties, parishes, etc.), a vast array of "governmental" special districts, including health care facilities, and not-for-profit organizations.

AGRiP was created for the following purposes:
• To promote pooling as a practical extension of local government’s obligation to be a good steward of public funds.
• To act as an advocate for the advancement of intergovernmental pooling as the most appropriate risk and employee benefits financing mechanism for most local governments.
• To provide a forum for intergovernmental issues of mutual interest in the administration and operation of self-funded and group insurance purchasing programs, and other group programs associated with the funding and operation of intergovernmental pools.
• To identify legislative and regulatory issues affecting intergovernmental pools and to provide information to assist pools in addressing such issues.
• To act as a clearinghouse for the collection and dissemination of data and resources relating to intergovernmental pools and to encourage and support new research for tomorrow’s pools.
To provide meaningful and significant education and professional support for the members, governing bodies and staffs of intergovernmental pools. The nine-member AGRiP Board of Directors operates under the Carver Policy Governance™ process. Besides addressing the process by which AGRiP operates, the board’s governance policies also set forth how the organization is to achieve its original purposes through a set of Ends statements as follows:
• VISION STATEMENT AND ORGANIZATIONAL MISSION "As the recognized authority on and resource for information on intergovernmental pools, AGRiP is the leading national association for pool management. As a result of our efforts, the pooling community is united to achieve excellence in pool governance, management and services."
• EFFECTIVE GOVERNANCE AND MANAGEMENT "As a result of our efforts, members will have information, knowledge and skills necessary to effectively govern and manage their pools."
• MEMBER SATISFACTION "As a result of our efforts, members will have confidence that their common needs are addressed and represented with dependability, reliability and professionalism."
• ADVOCACY "As a result of our efforts, members will have an effective advocate for the advancement and promotion of pooling."

Revised March 20, 2007
John Sallade, CRM, President
Managing Director of Insurance Programs
County Commissioners Association of Pennsylvania
(Term Expires: December 2009)

Cheryle Mangels, CRM, ARM, Vice President
Executive Director
Colorado School Districts Self Insurance Pool
(Term Expires: December 2011) Lester Nixon
Risk Management Director
North Carolina Association of County Commissioners
(Term Expires:December 2011)
Shawn Bubb, CPA, CIA
Director of Insurance Services
Montana Schools Group Insurance Authority
(Term Expires: December 2008)
Michael Rhyner, ARM
Executive Director
Michigan Municipal Risk Management Authority
(Term Expires: December 2008)
Ken Horner
Director of Operations
Cities and Villages Mutual Insurance Co. (WI)
(Term Expires: December 2009)
Brent A. Wilkes, CAE, ARM, CIC
Public Employer Risk Management Association, Inc.
(Term Expires: December 2007)
[Not to be confused with the infamous Brent R. Wilkes*]
Steven P. James
Deputy Executive Director
Maryland Association of Boards of Education
(Term Expires: December 2007) Donna Abersman - CAJPA Representative
Deputy Chief Executive Officer/COO
Alliance of Schools for Cooperative Insurance Programs (CA)

Member Pools
Revised 12/14/07

National | International |Pools by State: AK | AZ | AR | CA | CO | CT | FL | GA
| IA | ID | IL | IN | KS | KY | LA | MA| MD | ME | | MI | MN | MS | MO | MT | NE
| NV | NH | NJ | NM | NY | NC | ND | OH | OK | OR | PA | RI | TN | TX | UT | VT
| VA | WA | WI | WY

Alaska Municipal League Joint Insurance Association, Inc.
Alaska Public Entity Insurance

Arizona Counties Insurance Pool
Arizona School Risk Retention Trust, Inc.

Central Arkansas Risk Management Association

ABAG PLAN Corporation
Alliance of Schools for Cooperative Insurance Programs
Association of California Water Agencies/JPIA
Big Independent Cities Excess Pool
California Affiliated Risk Management Authority
California Association of Joint Powers Authorities
California Housing Authority Risk Management Agency
California Transit Insurance Pool
Contra Costa County Schools Insurance Group
CSAC Excess Insurance Authority
Independent Cities Risk Management Authority
Monterey Bay Area Self Insurance Authority
NonProfits United Vehicle Insurance Pool
North Bay Schools Insurance Authority
Northern California Cities Self-Insurance Fund
Public Agency Risk Sharing Authority of California
Redwood Empire Municipal Insurance Fund
San Diego Pooled Insurance Program Authority/SDCCRMA
Schools Insurance Authority
Schools Insurance Group
Southern Orange County Property/Liability Joint Powers Authority
Special District Risk Management Authority
Vector Control Joint Powers Agency
Ventura County Schools Self-Funding Authority
Yolo County Public Agency Risk Management Insurance Authority

Information about Brent R. Wilkes [as opposed to Brent A. Wilkes]
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TUESDAY, DECEMBER 5, 2006, 9:00 AM

Board of Supervisors North Chamber

1600 Pacific Highway, Room 310, San Diego, California



The Board of Supervisors serves as the Code Reviewing Body for any Local Government Agency, other than Cities, with jurisdiction wholly within the county per Government Code Section 82011. This letter is a result of the Biennial Review of Conflict of Interest Codes pursuant to Government Code Section 87306.5.

Additionally, new agencies, the Helix Charter High School and Albert Einstein Academies have recently adopted their Conflict of Interest Code, and request your approval.

Approve the Conflict of Interest Code adopted by the:

Albert Einstein Academies

Carlsbad Unified School District

Chula Vista Elementary School District

Del Mar Union School District

Encina Wastewater Authority

Escondido Union School District

Fallbrook Public Utility District

First 5 Commission of San Diego

Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District

Helix Charter High School

Helix Water District

Lemon Grove School District

Leucadia Wastewater District

Mountain Empire Unified School District

North County Cemetery District

North County Fire Protection District

North County Transit District

Olivenhain Municipal Water District

Padre Dam Municipal Water District

Pine Valley Fire Protection District

Rainbow Municipal Water District


San Diego Community College District

San Diego County Office of Education

San Diego County Regional Airport Authority

San Diego County Water Authority

San Diego Educational Facilities Authority No. 2

San Diego Pooled Insurance Program Authority

San Diego Unified Port District

San Dieguito Water District

San Elijo Joint Powers Authority

Santee School District

San Ysidro School District

Solana Beach School District

Southwestern Community District

Sweetwater Union High School District

Vista Irrigation District

Warner Unified School District

Water Conservation Garden Authority

Job Description

Printable Version
Job Class Title Senior Risk Management Specialist
Job Class ID 3383
General Description Lead and perform highly independent specialized duties in one or more of the City's Risk Management programs; may be assigned to one or more of the following areas: safety, public liability, insurance and disability management; and to perform other related duties as assigned. This is the advanced journey level of the Risk Management Specialist Series. Incumbents perform the full range of duties and work independently to complete more complex assignments and projects. Employees in this class are distinguished from the Risk Management Specialist class in that they are responsible for all phases of policy development and implementation in addition to planning and assuming full responsibility for the program's budget.

Essential Functions Functions may include, but are not limited to, the following: participate in the development, coordination and implementation of various risk management activities in the Risk Management Program for the city; oversee professional staff in performing and conducting studies, special projects, and administrative and technical functions; perform liaison function between administrators, employees, attorneys, management staff, service providers and members of the public; plan, prioritize, assign and review the work of subordinate staff; compile and develop information for special studies and reports from a variety of resources; make recommendations for corrective actions where applicable and prepare written reports; conduct training presentations for City staff at various levels and locations; formulate, write and disseminate policies and procedures; prepare and monitor program budget; establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work; perform independent managerial and technical duties in the administration of assigned risk management program; make program specific recommendations to various levels of management; perform other duties as assigned. WHEN ASSIGNED TO SAFETY: develop and present employee safety-training materials; provide relevant safety information to departments; compile data, maintain safety database and analyze illness, accident and injury data for trends; implement special projects, including coordination, research and development of safety initiatives to solve hazards; interpret, analyze and determine general occupational health and safety and industrial hygiene compliance in all City departments; ensure City operations comply with OSHA laws and regulations; spearhead the Citywide Safety Committee. WHEN ASSIGNED TO LOSS CONTROL SERVICES (Public Liability and Insurance): Ensure appropriate risk transfer techniques are being employed and documented; review contracts and proposed activities to recommend appropriate insurance and indemnification provisions; serve as the City's alternate representative to the San Diego Pooled Insurance Program Authority; administer the City's self-insured liability program; collect from third parties for damages to city property; prepare and present or defend small claims court actions; coordinate and conduct investigations into public liability claims; interview claimants and employees; work closely with City Attorney and outside counsel in claims management; prepare insurance applications; maintain records of losses, accidents, insurance certificates and other risk management related information. WHEN ASSIGNED TO DISABILITY MANAGMENT: administer the City's self-insured Workers' Compensation and disability management programs; serve as a liaison between the injured employees, third party administrators and departmental management; ensure payroll is being reported accurately for employees out on disability related leaves; maintain OSHA injury logs; work with the other risk management programs to ensure recovery from third parties; employees receive all disability benefits which they are entitled and identify injury trends and conduct accident investigations; ensure City's disability management programs meet Federal, State and local laws and regulations; facilitate return to work efforts; coordinate the delivery of the short and long term disability programs, FMLA, CFRA, SDI, workers compensation and union disability programs.

Knowlege, Skills and Abilities Knowledge of: basic principles and practices of Occupational Health and Safety Rules; Industrial Hygiene; principles and practices of safety program management; research methods and techniques; OSHA laws and regulations; Government Code as it relates to tort claims; Labor Code as it relates to Worker's Compensation; claims processing in all areas of risk management. Ability to: use computer software, including word processing, database, spreadsheet and Power Point; apply statistics and statistical methodology; apply proper English usage, spelling, grammar, and punctuation; work independently and manage a large volume of work; solve problems with speed and accuracy and diplomacy; communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing; identify and interpret complex regulations, laws and codes, and explain policies and procedures to employees and others; perform independent research; collect, compile, analyze and present a variety of data in a meaningful way to various groups, agencies and management staff; develop and implement various data collection and reporting systems; establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work, including irate citizens and employees suffering from illnesses or injuries; make presentations to small and large groups.
Minimum Qualifications Any combination of experience and training that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be three years of responsible journey level work experience in a risk management related program and training equivalent to a Bachelor's degree in Public Administration, Occupational Health and Safety, Industrial Hygiene, Business Administration or a related field. License or Certificate: ARM, CEBS, CIH, CPCU, CSP or WCCP are highly desirable. Possession of a valid California driver's license at time of appointment or the ability to arrange for transportation.
Physical Demands and Working Conditions On an intermittent basis, sit at desk or computer workstation for long periods of time; intermittently walk (on uneven terrain under varying weather conditions) be exposed to dust, dirt, noise, insects, changes in temperature; stand, bend, squat, twist, crawl and reach to observe site conditions, enter confined spaces to assess safety; use a telephone or a radio to respond to calls and inquiries; use a keyboard to communicate through written means, review information and enter/retrieve data; see and read characters on a computer screen; lift light weight up to twenty pounds; drive a vehicle to various city locations, or that ability to arrange for transportation; attend meetings at various locations. Work is performed in both outdoor and indoor settings under varying weather and temperature conditions. There is movement required from the office to other city worksites and offices. There is exposure to traffic in the external environment when going to outlying offices, meetings, or performing field inspections. Work is frequently disrupted by the need to respond to in-person and telephone inquires and may work varying hours.

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